yay for bad cell phone pictures
Anyway, I don't know how much longer I can stay in this party. I hang on because I believe in less government intrusion into our lives. I do believe that capitalism is the best economic system around (with rules and boundaries and setting those boundaries is the role of government). I hang on because I hope to have an influence and help elect sane nominees for the elections. If all gays leave the Republican Party, then we have a constant enemy.
But the party's been taken over by social engineers, religious extremists, and outright bigots. I was reading some of the hate mail Margaret Cho received after the moveon.org event from conservatives. The homophobia and racism are downright sickening. That's not to say the right has the lock on hatred, but it does seem so much more prevalent and venemous.
I'd go Libertarian, but
meh. I wish there weren't such a socialist influence in the Democratic Party. But, hey, maybe I could help vote for sane nominees in that party instead a party that doesn't make me embarrassed to be a part of it on an almost daily basis; a party that doesn't ritualistically denigrate me. Honestly, lately it almost feels like battered spouse syndrome where you just stick around and stick around despite the abuse.
I need to do some more soul searching. But I'm definitely staying in long enough to vote against Bush in the primary. I know it's a throw away, but it will feel sooooo good punching that vote against W. I just need to find out who's running against him here.
"I do not find in our particular superstition of Christianity one redeeming feature. They are all alike founded on fables and mythology. Millions of innocent men, women, and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined, and imprisoned. What has been the effect of this coercion? To make one half the world fools and the other half hypocrites; to support roguery and error all over the Earth." -Thomas Jefferson